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It's All Ireland Football Final Day

GAELIC GAMES

Mayo will hope to end 70 years of hurt this evening.

James Horan’s side take on Tyrone in the All Ireland Senior Football final at Croke Park.

Enda Hession and Bryan Walsh come into the Mayo side in place of Eoghan McLaughlin and Darren McHale.

Meanwhile, Tyrone are unchanged, meaning Cathal McShane must content himself with a place on the bench.

Throw in at Croke Park is at 5.00

 

SOCCER

A second half brace from Danny Mandroiu helped Shamrock Rovers open up a three-point lead at the top of the SSE Airtricity Premier Division last night.

Stephen Bradley’s side were 2-nil winners at home to Waterford.

Second placed St. Pat’s fell to a 2-nil defeat away to Sligo Rovers.

Despite a spirited second half, Bohemians’ European ambitions were dented by a 3-2 loss at Drogheda.

While Derry City and Finn Harps both finished their north-west derby with ten men - it ended 2-2 at the Brandywell.

There’s one game in the Premier Division this evening, with Dundalk travelling to bottom side Longford.

 

 

The Premier League resumes after the international break this lunchtime, with the early leaders on the road.

Fresh off being named manager of the month, Nuno Espirito Santo takes Tottenham to Crystal Palace.

At 3.00, bottom side Arsenal entertain Norwich.

Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to make his second Manchester United debut, with Newcastle visiting Old Trafford.

Manchester City go to Leicester,

Brentford host Brighton,

Southampton face early high-fliers West Ham

And Wolves go to Watford.

Then at 5.30, Chelsea welcome Aston Villa to Stamford Bridge.

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The top two meet this evening in the Women’s National League.

Shelbourne have a two-point lead over this evening’s hosts Peamount United.

There’s a 6 o’clock start at Greenogue.

Before that, Bohemians host Cork City, and DLR Waves play Galway.

 

GOLF

Shane Lowry continues his quest for automatic European Ryder Cup qualification today.

He resumes at the BMW Championship just four-shots off the lead on 8-under par.

Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat heads the field at Wentworth on 12-under.

Meanwhile, Graeme McDowell begins moving day from 4-under par.

 

TENNIS

For the first time since 1999, a Grand Slam final will be contested by two teenagers.

18-year old qualifier Emma Raducanu takes on 19-year old Canadian Leylah Fernandez tonight in the final of the US Open.

 

RACING

Irish Champions Weekend gets underway at Leopardstown this afternoon, with a pair of Group 1’s down for decision.

The Irish Champion Stakes is the day’s feature, with the Aidan O’Brien-trained St. Mark’s Basilica poised to go off an odds-on favourite.

The big race of the day is off at 2.45, with an eight-race card getting underway at 12.40.

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